Sorted Weekly Tweets

Emerging Markets Submerge


  • Argentina to Ease Currency Controls After Devaluation Argentina finally does something smart that will stabilize $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Contagion Spreads in Emerging Markets as Crises Grow The Volatility Machine amplifies the tightening of the Fed $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Traders watching for signs to see if this sell off is the big one Feels like Shanghai Feb2007, market up&then died $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Stocks Slide Toward Biggest Weekly Drop Since May Volatility Machine kicks in, as emerging markets get hammered $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • China Moves to Avert Shadow Lender’s Default China wants 2 avoid defaults, but what will they do when too big? $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • China Trust Products Gone Awry Evoke Soros Crisis Echoes Really sounds like China has a lot of Ponzi schemes going $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • China-Dumps-Dollars Hoax Not So Funny Remember the mercantilists lost. The neomercantilistic Chinese will lose big $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Argentine Default Chaos Relived as Blackouts Follow Looting & Argentine Peso Drops A mess $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Fool’s Gold: Behind Nu Skin’s Chinese Subculture What does the party think about a business that sounds cult-like? $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Rousseff Debuts at Davos to Assure Investors She Had Spurned Shortly after Dilma elected, I sold Brazilian stocks $$ Jan 22, 2014




  • You can’t be sure of Shell – or shale Behemoth oil companies are like utilities &pay good dividends, meh cap gains $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Steady oil market at risk from sabotage, instability This is normal 4 the oil market; no reason to worry $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Dunno: Polar Pig Deserves Little Blame for Propane Shortage I think corporations & individuals should stockpile $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Quoting Bible, using Joseph stockpiling grain in Egypt, neglects an interpretation rule: u can’t get doctrine from a historical passage $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Energy is gradually decoupling from economic growth What is really meant is that we continue to get more efficient $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Valero forecasts 4Q results above expectations Well run company has a surprise beat FD: + $VLO $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • European businesses rushing to find Iran bonanza Greed of businesses overcoming ideology of political allies $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Megaprojects a megaheadache for oil bosses Big projects almost always tend to lose $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • How America’s Fracking Boom Helps 2Boost Treasuries Demand Funny, but when we ran deficits, foreigners bot r bonds $$ Jan 22, 2014


Market Impact

  • Gundlach Counting Rotting Homes Makes Subprime Bear Gundlach moves on anticipating a bearish housing situation $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • One in Three Audits Fail, PCAOB Chief Auditor Says No surprise. Some accounting requires intelligence of actuaries $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • How to invest in the hottest stock sectors I’ve written about this b4. It works, but it flames out occasionally $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • 6 reasons your investments stink Good asset allocation considers time horizon, & asset class relative valuations $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • 6 flawed rules of personal finance Generally right, except you shouldn’t spend >4% of your lump sum per year $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Hard-to-Sell Junk Debt Lures Oaktree to JPMorgan I respect Marks; there r no absolute values 2b had in junk debt $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • The mountain without Mohamed Pimco is a “quant shop” which grew too large for the markets that it exploits $$ $TLT Jan 24, 2014
  • Goldman Stocks Strategist Fends Off ‘Barrage’ After Valuation Call No one ever gets popular opposing a boom. $$ $SPY Jan 24, 2014
  • Bubbles as a deflationary escape chute There are simpler & safer ways to run economic policy. Regulate banks hard $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Pressure mounts for corporates’ cash piles to be put to work 1 corporation’s cash is another corps short-term debt $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Floating Notes Debut in US as Cash Chases Fewer Securities This will be good 4 money market funds in the short-run $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Why IBM Should Stop Buying Its Stock If you have highest price in the Dow Jones Industrial Avg u get more scrutiny $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Buffett Makes Millions Selling 500:1 Monkey-Linked Derivs @matt_levine Wrote about this 2 $$ Jan 22, 2014
  • Buffett Backs $1B NCAA Hoops Tournament Prize Almost no way that Buffett can lose here; perfect bracket impossible $$ Jan 22, 2014
  • US Bank Risk Guidelines Would ‘Accelerate’ Enforcement I’m not sure this will work, but it will bulk up compliance $$ Jan 22, 2014
  • CFOs Use Face Time, Plant Tours to Court Shareholders This isn’t new, but it is wise to build goodwill w/investors $$ Jan 22, 2014
  • Why earnings could grow h/t: @ritholtz rising profitability, overseas biz, wise cap allocation, reasonable val’ns $$ Jan 22, 2014
  • Why ‘Peak-Earnings Models’ Are Nonsense Let’s see where actual unadjusted earnings are, & see if they are growing $$ Jan 22, 2014
  • Pimco CEO El-Erian Resigns U have 2 remember that Pimco is a “quant shop.” They follow their models, not people $$ Jan 22, 2014
  • Gold-Price Banks Meet Amid Regulatory Pressure Post-LIBOR probe it’s in their interest to solve it quietly if poss $$ Jan 22, 2014


Rest of the World


  • Iceland Traps Hedge Funds in Refusal to Discuss Bank Claims Iceland delays claims from the crisis, cares 4 people $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Merger Bonanza Hits Finland as Economic Pain Becomes Asset Finnish assets r cheap, & other firms buy them up $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Sochi Security Slalom Shows Terror Risk With Putin on Guard Russia will try hard, but will they prevent terrorism? $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Investors Seek Yields in Europe, but Analysts Warn of Risk Seek a margin of safety & don’t reach 4 yield anywhere $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Europe, Facing Economic Pain, May Ease Climate Rules What a hoot! The Eurocrats turn their back on global warming $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • West Explores Plan B for Forces in Afghanistan If Afghans don’t want the US, we should leave; fractious place $$ $TLT Jan 24, 2014
  • Can Rising Property Values Spur Wary Japanese to Spend? Dangerous game, at the end 2much debt & 2 little cash flow $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Do the Math in Bid to Enter Workforce Think of Dark Ages where 25% were supported by others $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Olympics host Sochi remains a volatile region A great test 4 Russia; how well can u protect a perfect target $$ $SPY Jan 22, 2014
  • Abe Eyes Land-Price Reflation to Spur Construction Boom But Abe thinks he will succeed in creating property bubble $$ Jan 22, 2014
  • Pimco Dropping Linkers Calls Time on Abenomics Inflation Target Pimco doesn’t believe Abenomics will inflate much $$ Jan 22, 2014


Companies & Industries

·  Fed May Protect Warren Buffett as a National Treasure Unlike most, Buffett has more than enough cash 2 survive $$ Jan 25, 2014

  • T-Mobile Answers Call of Underbanked as Banks Fail to Pick Up New cheap way 2do payments w/o a bank account $$ $TMUS Jan 24, 2014
  • eBay CEO Says Icahn PayPal Spinoff Makes No Sense Then rename the company Paypal,& spin off $EBAY . $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • What Bankers Need to Know About the Target Breach Detailed; explains how credit data captured, stored & sent $$ $TGT Jan 24, 2014
  • Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann on Being a Dad &Running a Company The “Glass Ceiiing” Means u care about your family $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Madoff Haunts Yeshiva as University Slides to Junk Wise 2 avoid board conflicts where board member invests 4 board $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Diamond Foods CFO on Recovering From a Crisis America offers unlimited second chances, but clean things up or else $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Dan Loeb’s Third Point Discloses Stake in Dow Chemical Separate petrochemicals from specialty chemicals $$ $DOW #easy Jan 22, 2014
  • Buffett Leans on 29-Year-Old Cool to Oversee Problems The start of a gradual centralization of $BRK-B businesses $$ Jan 21, 2014


US Politics & Policy


  • Thrill of Obama Home Visits Fades for Americans Cited at Events Change seems like spare change or loose change now $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Why Uncle Sam Can’t Guarantee College Grads a Job College is debauchery, not job preparation; end the subsidies $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Tor Anonymity Software vs. the National Security Agency Very cool, let TOR hide private communications from Gov’t $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • The Sleepiness of a Hollow Legend Peggy Noonan on State of the Union Address. I never listen to them; not worth it $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • Davos pusillanimity watch, LGBT rights edition vs Romans 1:28-32 Jan 24, 2014
  • Resolved: Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescue Idea is most of the improvements won’t survive the necessary cost cuts $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • NSA’s Spying on Phone Calls Illegal: US Privacy Board Should not be written off; this aids a healthy debate $$ $SPY Jan 24, 2014


US Healthcare


  • More Women Seeking Medical Help to Get Pregnant Natural result of delaying marriage, or not marrying at all $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Where Have All the Uninsured Gone? They don’t want insurance. They will take their risks & pay as they need to $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • How Qualified Is Your Doctor? Hard 2 tell, is certification busy work or real testing? $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Circumcision Coverage Comes Into Focus One of those issues where if someone has a view, it tends 2b polarized $$ Jan 22, 2014




  • How Real is Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’? Stephen Wolfram and Peter Norvig Weigh In AI will not get self referential ideas $$ Jan 25, 2014
  • New York Officials Arrest Man in Lufthansa Heist It took 35 years, but finally an arrest 4 the ’78 heist & others $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Card-Theft Software Grew in Internet’s Dark Alleys The losses occurred from Target missing hacks of credit cards $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Give the guy a second chance. Yes he blew it once b4, but he is smart and now knows what the limitations r $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Can a Disgraced Trader Get a Job in Academia? He deserves a second chance; that is what makes America great $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Vital Signs: More Households Don’t Own a Car More options available 4 getting around & owning a car is costly $$ Jan 22, 2014
  • Top employers for flexible and work-at-home jobs Home work getting more common, challenges managing the dispersed $$ Jan 21, 2014


  • Wrong: This 100-year-old idea could end San Francisco’s class war Sorry, land tax would get passed to renters $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Dunno: Don’t Care About Deficits? Vote Republican The t-party cares about deficits & they r growing in the GOP $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • Wrong: Huge cash pile puts recovery in hands of the few Most of the cash collateralizes derivatives, etc. Not free $$ Jan 24, 2014


Comments, Replies, Retweets

  • Roddy Boyd finds alleged Ponzi schemer What a guy, Roddy Boyd. $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • @footnoted @theofrancis @BoydRoddy His skills r considerable, as r his ethics. $$ Jan 24, 2014
  • @pmarca I’ve said that, but less colorfully; the market reflects all information acted upon, including errors. $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • @maoxian Good point, will have to consider that. But board should not have members investing for them $$ Jan 23, 2014
  • Wrong: UBS Tells Davos Leverage Ratio Over-Reliance Threatens Stability After a crisis from overleveraged banks? $$ Jan 22, 2014